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Famous Uppingham School Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Uppingham School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Uppingham School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Uppingham School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Uppingham School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Uppingham School are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Uppingham School.

List contains graduates like Stephen Fry and Boris Karloff.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Uppingham School?” and “Which celebrities are Uppingham School alumni?”
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Stephen Fry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Businessperson, Poet, Journalist
Stephen John Fry is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist. After a troubled childhood and adolescence, during which he was expelled from two schools and spent three months ...more
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Boris Karloff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
William Henry Pratt, better known by his stage name Boris Karloff, was an English actor. Karloff is best remembered for his roles in horror films and especially for his portrayal of ...more
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Johnny Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Journalist, Television producer, Screenwriter
Jonathan Randal Vaughan is an English broadcaster and journalist. Vaughan has become well known as a television and radio personality who has also built a reputation as a film critic. He ...more
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Jenny Willott is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Politician
Jennifer Nancy Willott is a British politician and the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Cardiff Central since the 2005 general election. Willott became a junior minister in the ...more
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Ralph Freeman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Civil engineer, Engineer
Sir Ralph Freeman was an English civil engineer, responsible for the design of the Humber Suspension Bridge - the longest in the world until 1998. He was the son of Sir Ralph Freeman, designer ...more
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Thomas George Bonney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Geologist, Mountaineer
Thomas George Bonney FRS was an English geologist.
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Mark Haddon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Illustrator, Novelist, Screenwriter
Mark Haddon is an English novelist, best known for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. He won the Whitbread Award, Guardian Prize, and a Commonwealth Writers Prize for that work.
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Rick Stein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Chef
Christopher Richard Stein OBE is an English celebrity chef, restaurateur and television presenter. He is the head chef and co-owner of "Rick Stein at Bannisters" at Mollymook, New ...more
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George Ivatt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Mechanical engineer, Engineer
Henry George Ivatt known as George Ivatt, was the post-war Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London Midland and Scottish Railway. He was the son of the Great Northern Railway locomotive engineer ...more
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Arthur Somervell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Arthur Somervell
Sir Arthur Somervell was an English composer, and after Hubert Parry one of the most successful and influential writers of art song in the English music renaissance of the 1890s-1900s. He was ...more
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George Stanhope is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
George Stanhope was a clergyman of the Church of England, rising to be Dean of Canterbury and a Royal Chaplain. He was also amongst the commissioners responsible for the building of fifty new ...more
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Charles Dunstone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Charles Dunstone Entrepreneur
Sir Charles William Dunstone is the chairman and co-founder of mobile phone retailer The Carphone Warehouse and chairman of the TalkTalk Group.
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Jonathan Agnew is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Commentator, Cricketer
Jonathan Philip Agnew is an English cricket broadcaster and former professional cricketer. He was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, and educated at Uppingham School. He is nicknamed ...more
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Andrew Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Film Score Composer, Musician, Composer
Andrew Hewitt is a British composer for film and television.
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William Sansom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Writer
William Sanson FRSL was a British novelist, travel and short story writer known for his highly descriptive prose style.
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Norman Douglas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Novelist, Writer
George Norman Douglas was a British writer, now best known for his 1917 novel South Wind. His travel books such as his 1915 Old Calabria were also appreciated for the quality of their writing.
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Tom Ryder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Tom Ryder
Thomas P. "Tom" Ryder is a rugby union player who plays at lock for Northampton Saints after signing from Glasgow Warriors in 2015. At a national level he has played for the England ...more
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Dan Hipkiss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Dan Hipkiss
Daniel James Hipkiss is a retired Rugby Union player who played at Centre for Bath Rugby and Leicester Tigers. Hipkiss has represented England at U16, U17, U18, U21 and England A. His full ...more
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Ernest William Hornung is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Ernest William Hornung Novelist, Writer
Ernest William Hornung was an English author and poet known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories about a gentleman thief in late 19th-century London. Hornung was educated at Uppingham ...more
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Christian Jessen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Physician, Presenter
Christian Spencer Jessen is a British doctor and television presenter.
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Adrian Bell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Journalist, Farmer
Adrian Bell was an English ruralist journalist and farmer, and the first compiler of The Times crossword.
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Johnny Hammond is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Johnny Hammond
John "Johnny" Hammond was an English rugby union forward who, although not capped for England, was part of three British Lions tours, all to South Africa. He gained three caps during ...more
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Ernest Newton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Ernest Newton Architect
Ernest Newton, FRIBA, ARA was an English architect and President of Royal Institute of British Architects.
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Adrian Dixon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Adrian Dixon Professor
Adrian Kendal Dixon FRCR, FRCP, FRCS, FMedSci is the Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge.
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Arthur Rotherham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Uppingham School Alumni
Arthur Rotherham
Arthur Rotherham was an English rugby union scrum-half who was a member of the first official British Isles tour and was later capped for the England team.